My ggg-grandparents were Frances Ford and Josiah Shelton. Their son, Thomas Shelton was my gg-grandfather. He married Elisabeth Allen of North Carolina. They lived in Patrick County, Virginia.
Frances' father was Henry Ford of Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Henry also lived in Dinwiddie and Charlotte Counties in Virginia. Henry appears in several court records as member of a jury in Charlotte Co Va as late as 1792. In 1795 Henry sold his land in Charlotte Co VA and moved to Pittsylvania Co VA.
Will of Henry FOARD: 1 Nov 1806 : 16 Feb 1807, Pittsylvania Co., VA WB 11-302, 303. From the Will of Henry FORD:..."To my well beloved WIFE FRANCES FOARD..."
FORD is a surname of the first settlers of Dorchester who arrived on the Mary and John in 1630. source: Winthrop Society
Henry FORD died 1807 in Pittsylvania Co VA. He married Frances. I believe Henry Ford's father to be the John Ford who married Elizabeth Thornton on 27 Jan 1730 in King George County, Virginia. If Elizabeth Thornton was indeed born in 1684, then Henry may have been a son of John's next marriage which was to Elizabeth Rogers circa 1740.
John Ford was a Planter. John was born in what was called "Old Rappahannock County, Va" which later became, Richmond County, Va; Lunenburg Parish.